Iran, Portugal could link Europe, Middle East / Pressures and sanctions would harm all parties

President in a meeting with Portugal’s Foreign Minister Rui Machete pointed to the long-standing political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries, said Iran and Portugal could link the Middle East and Europe to each other.

Mon 26 - January 2015 - 21:10

President believed the visit of Portuguese Foreign Minister is a departing point for the two countries to start more active cooperation in the international arena.
Dr.Rouhani stressed that the world should focus on settling major problems such as violence and terrorism which is inflicting not only the Middle East region but the whole world including Europe.
President referring to Iran’s nuclear talks with the 5+1, called the solid determination of the Iranian nation to safeguard its nuclear technologies which it developed for peaceful purposes.
He said the remaining differences between parties involved in nuclear talks are neither legal nor technical but political which requires firm political will by them all.
President highlighted that all Iran’s nuclear activities have been under the constant supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency within the framework of international regulations.
He stressed the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities and underscored that any pressures on Iran are quite baseless.
He said pressures and sanctions would harm all parties engaged in talks.
The Portuguese foreign minister voiced interest in expanding relations with Iran and said the time is ripe for both countries to revolutionize ties.
He believed Tehran and Lisbon could cooperate not only in issues of mutual interest but act as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East.
As for Iran’s nuclear negotiations, he said his country was well aware of the positive consequences of any agreement between the negotiating parties.

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